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English Pronunciation for non-native English-speaking Teachers

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Discover the secrets of English pronunciation in this unique workshop for teachers who wish to feel more confident about their own English.

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Course Overview

In this 5-session practice-based course, you will participate in a series of brain-based English pronunciation exercises that will help you build a new and powerful awareness of the sounds and rhythms of English.

Who should take this course?

This course is designed for non-native English-speaking teachers: English teachers who are themselves non-native speakers of English and who wish to improve their pronunciation, fluency, and speaking confidence.

Who teaches this course?

Karen Taylor, founder of Color Vowel/ELTS, teaches this course with a dedicated team of Level 2 Color Vowel Pronunciation Coaches. For you, the participant, this means that you receive LOTS of attention and personalized pronunciation feedback both during the live session and in response to your asynchronous homework video tasks.

Course Objectives

Through your participation in this course, you will:

  • Master specific words and phrases that have always given you trouble;
  • Expand your awareness and use of word-level and phrase-level stress;
  • Improve your perception and production of the vowel sounds of English;
  • Learn powerful strategies for life-long pronunciation mastery;
  • Increase your overall confidence in knowing how spoken English works.

Course Dates

  • Tuesday, August 3, 2021: 1-2:30 pm ET (New York Time/ GMT -4)
  • Tuesday, August 10, 2021: 1-2:30 pm ET
  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021: 1-2:30 pm ET
  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021: `1-2:30 pm ET
  • Tuesday, August 31, 2021: 1-2:30 pm ET

Course Tools

Pronunciation for non-native English-speaking Teachers (PET) is an online course. We use Zoom meeting space for our live meetings, and video-based homework tasks are submitted in our course platform. You will need:

1) access to a computer or mobile device with audio and video capability;

2) a strong internet connection for the live meetings;

3) a quiet space where you can speak out loud and practice during live meetings.

As a participant in this course, you also receive 1 year of Premium access to Blue Canoe, our AI-powered app for improved English pronunciation (a $50 value).

Participant Testimonials

Karen, thanks for helping me to learn English. I want to shout to the whole world to hear how happy I am! - Gilson Lopes, EFL Teacher, Brazil
It was great to have such a diverse group of people from countries like Brazil, Japan, and China in our class! It was very interesting to see that no matter where we come from we have the same questions, the same doubts, and the same feelings. Our professions and the Color Vowel Chart brought us together. - Gabriella Properzi, ESOL Instructor, TX
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English Language Training Solutions (ELTS) is the training provider for the Color Vowel® Approach and publisher of The Color Vowel® Chart.

We take the "Solutions" part of our name seriously. ELTS co-founders Karen Taylor and Shirley Thompson, have solved a problem that has underscored the teaching of English for literally centuries: namely, the gap that divides our spoken language from its written form.

The problem of learning English is multifaceted:

1. English is a stress-timed language, yet the complex phenomenon of stress is mostly hidden from conscious noticing. Without training, many teachers and students work fruitlessly on the surface features of pronunciation while missing or underestimating stress as the single most important feature of spoken English. ELTS delivers breakthrough phonological awareness training in every Color Vowel® workshop. 

2. English is not a phonetically-written language. Words like cough, tough, though and through look similar but all sound different, while words like through, new and true look different but rhyme nonetheless. The Color Vowel® Chart solves this problem by flipping the traditional phonics approach, starting instead with phonemic stress as the fundamental touchstone for learning English.

3. Conventional terminology used for teaching English is misleading: ‘long’ and ‘short’ vowels are vestigial terms that describe phonemic features of Middle English but which are mostly meaningless in the context of Modern English. The Color Vowel® Approach establishes an easily accessible yet linguistically accurate language for talking about the vowel sounds and behaviors of spoken English.

With our innovative tools and techniques, ELTS is changing the way people talk about English, enabling teachers and learners to fuel progress with language awareness found through the use of concrete, high-yield learning strategies. Welcome to the Color Vowel® Approach!

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